Virtual Faculty

Paul Jhun, MD

–   HIPPO EM and EEM

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Paul is humbled to work with amazing people at Hippo Education to create relatable medical education. 

  • University of California San Francisco

  • Twitter: @jhunlikefun

"Understand what the learner wants.  Learning is an emotional investment.  Your ability to shape how people feel while you're teaching is critical to what happens after the moment has passed. "

Dr. Jhun graduated with highest academic distinction from Stanford University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed medical school and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Southern California. After serving as chief resident, he stayed on as faculty and Assistant Program Director for the residency program.


His passion for educational content development led him to join Drs. Herbert and Bright at EMRAP and Hippo Education in 2013, where he is the Executive Editor and Content Director.


He has won many speaking and teaching awards, including Faculty of the Year at the University of Southern California. Currently, he is a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco.


Dr. Paul Jhun is a critical care specialist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with LAC+USC Medical Center. 

Jeff Riddell, MD

–   The world’s most prolific podcast researcher

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

  • Co-Director, Medical Education Fellowship

  • LA County + USC Emergency Medicine Residency

  • Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California


  • @jeff__riddell 

Salim Rezaie, MD


  • Creator/Founder of REBEL EM (

  • Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)

  • Director of Clinical Education

  • Associate Clinical Professor at University of the Incarnate Word school of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Senior Editor of Emergency Physicians Monthly Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine

  • Twitter: @srrezaie


Salim completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his medical education with a combined Emergency Medicine/ Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University. 


Currently, he works as a community emergency physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP), where he is the Director of Clinical Education. 


He also is the creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast ─ a free, critical appraisal blog and podcast that cuts down knowledge translation of research to bedside clinical practice.

Jan Shoenberger, MD

- EM RAP, USC, Los Angeles

After graduating from the USC Keck School of Medicine in 1999, Jan Shoenberger completed her internship in internal medicine at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She began her residency training the following year at LAC+USC. After serving as Chief Resident in 2002-2003, she joined the residency office as Assistant Program Director. Dr. Shoenberger was appointed Associate Program Director in 2005 and moved on to the Program Director position in January 2011. She holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. She is a fellow of both the American College of Emergency Physicians as well as the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Shoenberger has gained recognition as a speaker on the national level at ACEP's annual Scientific Assembly and at several other courses. In addition to her board certification in Emergency Medicine, she became board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010. Her primary research interest lies in the interface between palliative medicine and emergency medicine. She has authored numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters in emergency medicine.

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